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Conservative Boundary

A plate margin where the tectonic plates are sliding past each other

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Constructive Boundary

A plate margin where the tectonic plates are moving apart

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Convection Currents

Circulating movements of the magma in the mantle caused by the heat of the core

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Core

he inner most part of the earth. It has two parts, the inner core (solid) and the outer core (liquid). The inner core is 5500⁰C

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Destructive Boundary

A plate margin where the tectonic plates collide by moving towards one another

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Mantle

The mantle is the molten rock layer between the core and the crust

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Plates

The large pieces of broken crust that cover the Earth

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Primary Effects

Impacts of a natural disaster that happen immediately or soon after the event

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Response

The way in which people react to a situation e.g. an earthquake

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Secondary Effects

The after effects of a disaster e.g. disease spreads due to dirty water, loss of economy due to destruction of businesses